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The Jamestown Foundation

The Jamestown Foundation

Contributor since: 17 Dec 2014

The Jamestown Foundation

Founded in 1984, The Jamestown Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research institution dedicated to providing timely information concerning critical political and strategic developments in China, Russia, Eurasia and the world of terrorism. Jamestown produces three periodic publications: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Terrorism Monitor and China Brief. Jamestown research and analysis is available to the public free of charge via Jamestown’s website, www.jamestown.org.

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    Published 15 April 2017 | viewed 10,473 times

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    Published 08 April 2017 | viewed 20,103 times

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    Published 02 April 2017 | viewed 11,996 times

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  • Tensions Grow In The Southern Gas Corridor

    Published 01 April 2017 | viewed 14,865 times

    Europe’s longest running conflict was reactivated in Karabakh on February 25, with cease-fire violations along the line of contact. The skirmishes lasted a few days…

  • Russia Looks At Greece As Gas Gateway To Europe

    Published 06 February 2017 | viewed 15,560 times

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  • Can The TAP Pipeline Survive The Italian Referendum Results?

    Published 19 December 2016 | viewed 8,241 times

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    Published 03 December 2016 | viewed 18,496 times

    Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Dan Stav, announced, on November 6, that his country was “considering the possibility to transport its natural gas to Europe via…

  • The Niger Delta Oil Wars Are Unlikely To End Soon

    Published 22 October 2016 | viewed 13,762 times

    The Nigerian government announced in August that it had resumed amnesty payments to former militants in the Niger Delta, many of them members of the…

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  • Post Coup: Gazprom Still Eager To Complete Turkish Stream

    Published 05 August 2016 | viewed 15,923 times

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  • NATO Energy Security Threatened By Karabakh Conflict

    Published 28 May 2016 | viewed 10,730 times

    The periodic escalation of violence in and around the separatist Azerbaijani territory of Karabakh routinely raises concerns about this conflict’s threat to regional energy security…

  • Former Dagestan Deputy Prime Minister Imprisoned Over Energy Scandal

    Published 14 May 2016 | viewed 5,970 times

    At the start of May, an unusual trial concluded in Dagestan. Regional authorities charged the republic’s former deputy prime minister, Magomedgusen Nasrutdinov, with fraud and…

  • New Energy Project Tightens Russia’s Grip On The South Caucasus

    Published 25 April 2016 | viewed 4,668 times

    On April 13, the energy ministers of Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Iran met in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, where they agreed to create a…

  • Turkmenistan Diversifies Its Gas Exports To Reduce Reliance On China

    Published 11 April 2016 | viewed 14,933 times

    In January 2016, the Russian media reported that Russia’s gas giant, Gazprom, had discontinued all purchases of natural gas from Turkmenistan and was not planning…

  • Russia Remains Set On South Stream Pipeline Project

    Published 24 March 2016 | viewed 18,909 times

    When Moscow abruptly terminated the South Stream natural gas pipeline project in December 2014 (see EDM, December 17, 2014), that decision left all of Russia’s…

  • The Political Consequences Of Iran And Azerbaijan’s Energy Agreements

    Published 10 March 2016 | viewed 10,675 times

    On February 23, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visited Tehran, where he met with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani. Notably, the two presidents signed 11 memoranda…

  • Gas Takes Prominent Role In Azerbaijan’s Energy Plans

    Published 07 March 2016 | viewed 4,868 times

    On February 23, Azerbaijan’s parliament adopted amendments to the state budget to adjust down expected budget revenues based on oil price estimates of as low…

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    Published 23 February 2016 | viewed 11,546 times

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    Published 28 January 2016 | viewed 4,623 times

    The Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Energy of Georgia, Kakha Kaladze, and a top official at the Russian energy giant Gazprom, Yelena Burmistrova, failed…

  • Russia Fights To Maintain Energy Dominance In The Caucasus

    Published 23 January 2016 | viewed 6,820 times

    Tbilisi and Moscow’s negotiations over the expansion of Russian Gazprom’s share of the Georgian energy market heightened the political fever in the country over the…

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